Tommy John For Stephen Strasburg

Stephen Strasburg

By now you’ve heard that Washington Nationals pitching phenom Stephen Strasburg will undergo Tommy John surgery to repair a torn ligament in his elbow.  Typically it takes 12-18 months to recover from the procedure so he’ll miss most or all of next season.

I feel really bad for the kid.  He’s done and said all the right things so far, plus, he’s just really fun to watch pitch.  He’s going to finish this season with the second highest K/9 ratio for a rookie in history (12.2), just behind Kerry Wood (12.7).

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